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New virus has infected 82,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths

SOUTH KOREA. Officials wearing protective attire work to diagnose people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. (AP)

A VIRAL outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness Covid-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Thursday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

— Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths

— Macao: 10 cases

— South Korea: 1,595 cases, 13 deaths

— Japan: 894 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 7 deaths

— Italy: 447 cases, 12 deaths

— Iran: 139 cases, 19 deaths

— Singapore: 93

— United States: 60

— Thailand: 40

— Taiwan: 32 cases, 1 death

— Bahrain: 33

— Australia: 23

— Malaysia: 22

— Kuwait: 18

— France: 17 cases, 2 deaths

— Germany: 21

— Vietnam: 16

— United Arab Emirates: 13

— United Kingdom: 13

— Spain: 12

— Canada: 12

— Russia: 5

— Iraq: 5

— Oman: 4

— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

— India: 3

— Croatia: 3

— Israel: 2

— Pakistan: 2

— Finland: 2

— Austria: 2

— Lebanon: 2

— Egypt: 1

— Algeria: 1

— Afghanistan: 1

— Greece: 1

— North Macedonia: 1

— Georgia: 1

— Belgium: 1

— Romania: 1

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Norway: 1

— Switzerland: 1

— Brazil 1

(AP)


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